Author Archive for Tourism

12 things you can’t miss in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Lonely Planet’s  With untouched golden beaches to discover, atmospheric train rides through tea-carpeted hills, and ancient temples to admire, Sri Lanka is Lonely Planet’s top country to travel to in 2019. Here are 12 more reasons to visit.

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Sri Lanka declares safe for travel by World Travel and Tourism Council

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug.10 ( — Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travelers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. Whilst […]

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Russia selects Sri Lanka & 12 countries for resuming international flights

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Russian authorities have made up a list of 13 countries including Sri Lanka that Russia can resume flights to at the first stage of the resumption of international flights. The list of countries that meet epidemiological safety requirements include the UK, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Finland, […]

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Lanka prepares to launch global tourism campaign

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Gulf Times Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is planning to launch a long-awaited multi-million-dollar global tourism promotion campaign in January 2021 if tourism does not bounce back to the pre-Covid level in two years, local media reported.Currently, the final terms of references (TOR) of the five-year campaign are being reviewed by an appointed […]

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Etihad to resume services from Sri Lanka to key cities

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

ABU DHABI, Courtesy Trade Arabia Effective June 20, Etihad Airways will operate twice-weekly scheduled services for outbound passengers from Colombo to key destinations on its global network via Abu Dhabi. EY265 will depart Colombo on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1.35am, landing in Abu Dhabi at 4.30am local time. From Abu Dhabi, the service connects to […]

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Hoteliers split on Sri Lanka’s strict protocols for tourists

Monday, June 15th, 2020

By Feizal Samath Courtesy TTG Asia Sri Lanka’s decision to impose stringent Covid-19 testing protocols when it reopens its doors to foreign tourists on August 1 has divided local tourism industry stakeholders. Some industry players, who declined to be named, are up in arms over the stringent Covid-19 testing protocols. The chairman of a local hotel […]

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Sri Lanka reopening in August with minimum stays and Covid-19 tests for tourists.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy Travellers will have coronavirus tests at the airport and must stay in the country for at least five nights Sri Lanka will reopen to travellers from Saturday, August 1. The country had closed its borders in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but will reopen to all nationalities and all types […]

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